Top local listings for December events in Kent that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families!

Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do.

You can add to our list of December events in Kent by visiting our Add Event page.

The Frosted Fairground at Dreamland
3rd December – 2nd January
Dreamland, Marine Terrace, Margate, CT9 1XJ
Dreamland transforms into a magical winter experience with The Frosted Fairground; as well as the vintage rides there’s also lots of yuletide treats to behold across the amusement park each day it’s open.
www.dreamland.co.uk
FREE Entry

Winter Day – Festive Gingerbread at Bore Place
Saturday 10th December- 10.30am – 3.30pm
Bore Place, Bore Place Road,  Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR
Little bakers can enjoy crafting and decorating some festive-shaped gingerbreads either to enjoy straight away or hang on the tree.
https://www.boreplace.org/whats-on/32/winter-day-festive-gingerbread-
Entry: Child £10

Christmas Fayre in Ashford
Saturday 10th December- 11am -4pm
Singleton Environment Centre, Wesley Road, Ashford, TN23 5LW
Join us for a festive celebration as Singleton Environment Centre opens its doors for its first ever Christmas Fayre.
http://www.tcv.org.uk/singleton
Entry: FREE

Christmas Family Forest Skills at Hunstead Wood
Saturday 10th December- 11am -3pm
Hunstead Wood, Canterbury, Kent, NCT4 7NT
A day of festive activities around a roaring campfire. Make Christmas wreaths and practice wood craft skills to make your own tree decorations. Enjoy some tasty campfire treats and go on a Christmas treasure hunt left by Santa’s Reindeer
http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2016/12/10/christmas-family-forest-skills?instance=0
Entry:Child £15

Gravesend Christmas Nativity Parade 
Saturday 10th December – 2.30pm-3.30pm
Gravesend, New Road, Gravesend, DA11 0AS
Three camels, three kings, a donkey, our very own Mary and Joseph and a baby Jesus will be taking part in a live version of the Christmas story.
http://www.visitgravesend.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-in-gravesend/
Entry: FREE

Gravesend Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 10th December – 10.30am-4.00pm
Gravesend, New Road, Gravesend, DA11 0AS
A tree-mendous festival is on the cards as tinsels, baubles and things even quirkier and wonderful will decorate the trees. Come along, wander among the creativity and vote for your favourite Christmas tree!
http://www.visitgravesend.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-in-gravesend/
Entry: FREE

Natural Christmas Decorations at Haydens Country Park
Saturday 10th December – 10.00am-12.oo noon
Lower Haysden Lane,Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9BB
Make your own Christmas wreath or other decorations with the Haysden Country Park volunteers.
http://explorekent.org/events/natural-christmas-decorations/
Entry: £5.00

Hand Made Christmas Market at Ramsgate Tunnels
Saturday 10th December – 11.00am-4.oopm
Ramsgate Tunnels, Marina Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 8NB
Visit our Hand Made Christmas Market in our 150 year old Victorian Railway Tunnel. With 20 stalls offering uniquely crafted items you’re sure to find that elusive special gift.
http://www.ramsgatetunnels.org/
Entry: FREE

Christmas Fayre in Sittingbourne
Sunday 11th December – 11.00am-4.oopm
Swallows Leisure Centre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4NT
At the event there will be an ice rink, real reindeer (Mum, Dad & 6mth baby), Santa & his sleigh. There will also be a live music stage ‘hosted by Big Jam Studios’, and also a wide variety of stalls ranging from arts, crafts, gifts to food & drink.
http://www.swaleleisure.com/swallows
Entry: FREE

Let it Snow! The Christmas Fancy Dress Run at Mote Park
Sunday 11th December – 8.30am – 12.0o noon
Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SU
Have ​some ​festive ​fun ​with ​your ​family ​and ​friends, ​get ​in ​the ​christmas ​spirit ​and ​raise ​some ​money ​for ​Heart ​of ​Kent ​Hospice ​at ​the ​same ​time ​at ​our ​brand ​new ​event ​this ​December…
https://regonline.activeeurope.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1896004
Entry: Family £45 Adult £17 Child£7

Rupert Bear Christmas Trail at Canterbury Heritage Museum
Saturday 17th December – Friday 23rd December
Mote Park, Mote Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7SU
Enjoy this trail around the museum and give Rupert some much needed help to find all the missing presents.
http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Canterbury-Rupert-Bear-Christmas-Trail/details/?dms=3&venue=3030489&feature=1018
Entry: Child £1.00

Spangled Bauble Making at Knole’s
Saturday 17th December – Sunday 18th December
Knole, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP
Families can create a sequined bauble for Christmas at a relaxed hands-on session. Ages 5+.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/e3337841-c760-4eea-a646-240de1bfe4a2/pages/details
Entry: Child £3.00

Elsa’s Christmas Snow Party in Hythe
Sunday 18th December – 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Lympne School Hall, Octavian Drive, Lympne, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JG
Well we have to admit…. Elsa just loves Christmas time…mainly because it is cold and sparkly but she also loves any excuse for a party! So this ice Queen would like to invite you and your family to her snow party. She is also inviting Anna and Olaf, its guaranteed to be a blast of fun so make sure you dont miss out this Christmas!
http://www.sugarplumprincessparties.com/422166264/category/783012/local-events

Christmas Trail at Toddler’s Cove, Westgate
Saturday 19th December – Sunday 20th December – 10.00 – 3.oopm
Westgate Parks, Canterbury, CT1 2BX
Get into the spirit of Christmas and take part in this spotter trail around Westgate Gardens and Toddlers cove. How many festive things can you find?
http://www.westgateparks.co.uk/santas-grotto-and-christmas-trail-at-toddlers-cove/
Entry: Child £5

New Year’s Eve Family Fun Fair at Margate Winter Gardens
31st December – 7.30pm
Margate Winter Gardens, Fort Crescent, Margate, CT9 1HX
Come and experience our very popular New Year’s Eve family celebration! We are transforming the Main Hall at the Winter Gardens into a Funfair, including funfair stalls, disco, bouncy castle, food, fun and prizes
http://www.margatewintergardens.co.uk/
Entry:Adult £21, Children £16.50, Family £70